Airlines look toward another peak season without the MAX

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Airlines are beginning to make plans for another peak summer season either without the Boeing 737 MAX in their fleets, or a reduced number. With the recertification of the… Read More

Pontifications: To no surprise, MAX was major topic at 3 NYC events

Media, Twitter go mad over text messages. Recertifying MAX now looks like December or January. Boeing’s initial compensation offers. Oct. 21, 2019, © Leeham News: New York: The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX was expected to be… Read More

Pontifications: Safety changes good for Boeing, the industry

Sept. 30, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing’s announcement last week that it’s establish a permanent Board level safety committee, realigning some functions and creating new lines of reporting is a good and necessary step. It’s not only good… Read More

Pontifications: Next few weeks critical to aerospace industry

Sept. 9, 2019, © Leeham News: Reports increased last week that Europe’s EASA safety regulator may go its own way in recertifying the Boeing 737 MAX. The head of IATA, the international trade group, and CEOs of several… Read More

Pontifications: Mandate sim time for MAX return to the skies

May 20, 2019, © Leeham News: “Safety is our top priority.” So says Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of The Boeing Co. As stories drip, drip, drip out in The Seattle Times, New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street… Read More

FAA prepared to act alone to lift MAX grounding

Subscription Required Introduction May 9, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing hopes that the Federal Aviation Administration will lift its grounding order for the 737 MAX as early as next month. It is prepared to act alone, LNA has… Read More

Mitsubishi adding two MRJ90s to flight test fleet

By Bryan Corliss April 24, 2019, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi is close to completing two additional MRJ90s that should join the company’s flight test fleet this summer. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. President Hisakazu Mizutani also reported last week that… Read More

Returning the MAX to service

Subscription Required Introduction April 1, 2019, © Leeham News: Returning the Boeing 737 MAX to services following its grounding should reasonably be a straight-forward affair, if past groundings were examples. But, to mix a metaphor, there are plenty… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why did Ethiopian Airlines ET302 and Lion Air JT610 crash?

March 22, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Last week we covered what we knew about the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash. In the passing week, more facts have been revealed. We also have the first lead why both the… Read More

Pontifications: Fluid, dynamic events upend MAX story

Special Edition March 20, 2019, © Leeham Co: I’ve been covering or employed in commercial aviation since 1979. I’m an aviation historian buff. I’ve read all about the groundings of the Douglas DC-6, Lockheed Constellation, Martin 202 and… Read More